Grateful Dead Live at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 1983-06-20
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Set 1 and Set 2 up to Drums is: FOB-Sennheiser 421>MasterCass>Dat>CD;
Set 2 From Space to Sugar Mags is FOB-Sennheiser 441>PCM>Dat>CD; Seeded to etree by SWS
- Columbia, MD
- Taped by
- Transferred by
Subject: Whew !
Subject: Noah where art thou!
Subject: bread crumb
Subject: cross country watermelon man
Subject: What a night
Subject: Interesting know facts
Another interesting thing I experienced there is that while at the Garcia '89 show with another touring buddy - he had an experience where he looked down at the floor under his seat during the show and swore that it and the stairs had turned into a river/waterfall. Others I have spoken to have had similar 'visions' there. You gotta love Merriweather.
Decent quality recording with some outstanding energy.
Subject: Aud. Tapes
Subject: Ears Still Ringing!
I was in high school and had been to a few shows in DC and Baltimore, maybe Hampton too. Then the word came - MERRIWEATHER. Getting chills now even. Somehow me and my buddies scored pit tickets at the Hecht Company in the mall - ticktron I guess.
All the reviews are right on. Floods, mud, lightning and more. I broke free and had a space all the way up near phil's side speaker. I know the guard thought I was insane dancing like a fool. Unreal, unreal, unreal - I love this show.
If there's a video please I'd love to see it.
Subject: Wharf Rat
Subject: from the lawn
Subject: Parking lot Harleys
Bottom line, fantastic show, definitely worth the download, and watch the volume in Wharf Rat when they get ready for "I'LL GET UP AND FLY AWAY". Phil will destroy your speakers. Enjoy.
Subject: You know the people they call the Aborigines
Subject: Wish you'd been there!
Subject: what a day for a daydream
Subject: A typical show at Jerryweather Post Pavilion
Subject: Sid is Right
But that don't make it horrible, brother. Stay away from the brown acid.
So, is Bobby taking a toke break during Peggy O or what? Brent and Jerry are extrapolating like acid maniacs, riding on Lesh's fat thunderclouds. The drummers are solid. But Weir's figuring out how to work the stick on his Ferrari or something.
This is not to say that Bobby doesn't show up elsewhere in rarified form ...
Subject: missing encore!
Subject: Underwater Dead
Subject: LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULET
In my opinion this is one of the most amazing moments in musical history (3t04 and 3t05 in this setlist). Play with your volume/etc. settings when you listen .... get it right and I tell you it's true. They've taken us elsewhere with this one.
Thank you so much to whoever put up this site, the recording, etc. It is really wonderful. Many blessings to you.
Subject: sid weiss
Hot Shows 83 Merriweather. Thats old school baby. Both nights are just nice solid Grateful Dead, Ilove this run along with Saratoga and The Greek shows. Some of the best Dead ever and the Spring tour in April was top notch stuff also. All dat shit.
Jerry shredds it on Love Each Other, Peggy-o- and He's Gone are real nice.
nice pavilion audience recording
**Whoa Jerry's is off the tracks on China whoops.
Its still hot thought. The transition is pretty sweet.
This is a 5 in my book. Ilove this shit,
Summer 83 Merriweather Post nothin' else to say.
Subject: WAY Over rated!!
Subject: Of all the shows here if this is not a 5 I do not know what is
Phil owns this show and his bomb dropping was frequent and pushed everybody. Saratoga wins for an incredible setting - This place was brand new and all it took was 1 downpour and 10,000 acid fueled heads to trash the place, and we did...
Subject: Weird, intense show
Among the best versions of TLEO, Best Little Red Rooster, Music Never Stopped, Sugar Mag. And lightning strikes in the middle of Wharf Rat, setting off bass bombs by Phil.
Subject: Wait'll you hear *this* story!
Just for grins, I say to her "Hey, howzabout you punch up some Dead tickets for us, we wanna go to the Merriweather show."
She replies "Well, I could try it, but they don't go on sale until 10 am tomorrow morning."
Me: "Awwww c'mon, give it a try!"
Her: "Okay, how many do you want?"
Me: "I dunno, how about 20?"
Her: "Okay, but it'll never work."
Guess what? That's right, someone at Ticketron fucked-up and the tickets started spewing out of the printer!! We were flabbergasted. And these just weren't any old tickets, they were 8th row CENTER - the first 7 rows were reserved for the Dead's entourage. Ho-lee Shit, what a SCORE!
Come the day of the show, my buddy informs me that he just scored some *bonus* mushrooms, woo-fuckin'-hoo!! All I can say is that this was the BEST Dead show I ever saw! When that lightning strike went off during Wharf Rat, I damn near lost it. It was like God himself joined in on the party and he brought the good stuff with him!
Truly a memorable show...
Subject: relax peete
Subject: 1st show
Subject: Beginners Beware-please approach with caution
the tape i had of this show has been gone for years, i didn't realize how much i missed it until just now. burn this show, it's good for the soul.
Subject: this is a must have
Subject: sound is horrible
Subject: what a great time and really solid show
Hot & long minglewood little red rooster music+++ Show rips all the way through Bobby was on fire and this is the last time 'Bob Star' was rapped which is a shame - they started the first few licks of cryptical before drums phil was wacking the strings during the primero wharf rat and bobby was insane in one of the best sugar mags they have ever played... cant remember why the crowd would suddenly cheer.....seen almost 70 shows and this is one of the top three... take this to the bank this is one of the best shows they played in the 80's and is overshadowed by UVM Binghampton and Byrne earlier that spring....
Subject: The Storm!!!
Subject: What a storm!
Subject: Aborigine Dreamtime
Too bad the sound of the post-drums source is tinny and a bit distorted. We need an upgrade! The rest of the show sounds fine.
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